Nurse Aide Training Program | Lackawanna College

Nurse Aide Training Program

At A Glance

Certificate program teaches students how to help people with daily living activities.

Instructors teach skills that will allow them to provide safe, abuse-free care for all residents in their future workplaces.
Graduates are needed as the field is expected to go by 8% from 2020 to 2030.
Graduates can earn between $23,970 and $46,470, depending on experience.

Welcome to Nurse Aide Training-Certificate Program

Want to help others with their daily living activities? Then consider enrolling in Lackawanna College’s Nurse Aide Training certificate program. The certificate prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Your Career Starts Here

The nursing aide field is expected to grow by 8% over the next 10 years, which means more people are needed in this rewarding field. With certificate, graduates can work at a variety of businesses such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Rehab Centers
  • Home Care
  • Hospice

More About the Program

The intense program will give you the confidence, knowledge, and education to excel in the workforce and the skills to become a safe and competent caregiver in this rewarding profession.

Lackawanna College’s Nurse Aide training program is affordable and designed to prepare you to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination upon successful completion. 

The Course Work

Under the direct supervision of a nurse, students will learn about their role and function in caring for others in this is a 128-hour program. This includes communication, infection control measures, safety and emergency procedures, respecting residents’ rights and promoting independence, basic nursing skills, signs and symptoms of disease, safe environments, personal care skills, death and dying, restorative care, behavioral health, and care of cognitively impaired residents.

While present in a Nursing Aide course, students must maintain a professional appearance as required for a healthcare setting. They must achieve satisfactory grades in all components of theory, laboratory skills and clinical hours to receive a certificate of completion.

Additional Information

Students must meet admission requirements prior to acceptance, which will be reviewed during the application process. A high school diploma or GED is required to enroll in the program.

A Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) background check must be obtained and free of Prohibitive Offenses as cited in Act 14. Additionally, an FBI check is required for applicants who have not resided in Pennsylvania for a full two years.

Accuplacer testing must be at a 9th grade level.

For Admission requirements, prospective applicants interested in enrolling also can contact Maggie Prudente, Nurse Aide Program Coordinator at or (570) 961-7897.

Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.